Donovan, Brian Greenwood

Donovan, Brian Greenwood

September 22, 1939 – November 20, 2013
Age 74 of Minneapolis, beloved brother of Richard Donovan, brother-in-law of Susan, and cherished friend, died November 20 from complications of a heart attack. Brian was an English professor, film aficionado, and gifted raconteur. His knowledge of movies was encyclopedic, and friends recall his hilarious, often self-deflating stories. Born in Rochester, NY, Brian attended Hamilton College; the Sorbonne; the University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Minnesota, where he earned his PhD. A remembrance for family and friends will be held at the home of Richard and Gaida Quinn in St. Paul, Sunday, Nov. 24, at noon.